UNION – Kean University held commencement ceremonies for its graduate and undergraduate students in May. Among the degree recipients were more than 600 students who graduated with honors, the largest group in the university’s history to graduate with distinction.
ELIZABETH – The Union County Rape Crisis Center is seeking volunteer advocates to provide support and guidance for victims of sexual assault. A new training session for prospective volunteers will start on Sept. 22.
UNION COUNTY—The campaign treasurer accused of stealing money from the election fund of a former state assemblyman was admitted into a pretrial intervention (PTI) program over the objections of the state Attorney General’s office.
ELIZABETH—First BankAmericano, which was founded 12 years ago by state Sen. Raymond Lesniak to take advantage of a demand for financial services among the Hispanic community, has been shut down by state and federal regulators.
NEWARK—Two Brooklyn men were charged in federal court today for allegedly defrauding homeowners facing foreclosure in Elizabeth, Bergenfield and Paterson.
STATE — A pair of area men were arrested in Suffolk County, New York, for transporting 17 pounds of uncut, nearly ninety percent pure heroin.
GREAT LAKES, Ill.—Navy Seaman Recruit Joel D. Acevedo, son of Belquis Medina of Elizabeth and Emanuel Acevedo of Rahway, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
ELIZABETH-This if from 1956 material sent to me by Frank Fay: “Elizabeth had a gang problem in the late 1930s. The police had a solution. Check the last paragraph in attached article.”
ELIZABETH—Police arrested a relative a Phillip Ruddy, who allegedly assisted in the Rahway man’s escape from Union County Jail earlier this summer, Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow announced last week.
EDISON—A new program at Middlesex County College, called “Electronics for Green Jobs,” graduated eight people at a ceremony in July. The program, which began in May, trained them in electronics in this new, rapidly expanding field.